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  • [source: blog post author Gabrielle Bujak]

    Over the years, the Animal Crossing franchise has brought us comfort and joy via adorable animal villagers, ridiculous word play, and rewarding activities from catching that rare coelacanth to terra-forming the perfect waterfall. The irony of Blathers’s entomophobia makes us laugh, the way Timmy and Tommy echo one another makes us aww, and the surprising drama between Redd and Tom Nook build a world we can easily immerse ourselves in.

    With the current state of the world, it only makes sense that we turn to the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons to bring us that much needed sense of control and peace of mind, and because of their ability to delight and comfort us, it’s only fair we pay it forward...with personalized book recommendations! We’ve seen them pulling out books with their down time, and it’s about time they got that right. Here’s some reads they can add to their TBR piles.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog is certainly the fastest hedgehog in popular culture, but could it be that he is also…the loneliest? Sure, Amy Rose is there is waiting for him to realize her charms, and there’s the bro support of Tails and Knuckles, but what if Sonic wants something more? What if Sonic tried the only dating method quick enough for him? How might Sonic speed-date of some of literatures most famous hedgehogs?

  • What's the Quirk staff playing lately? We'll tell you! Luigi’s Mansion 3 came to Switch this past Halloween, and we're loving it. Our poor plumber friend must brave a haunted house yet again to save his hapless friends. (Who, really, should start spending a little less time near these ghost-filled mansions in the first place!) As usual, Luigi trusts players to guide him through puzzles and past ghosts (with the help of his trusty little vaccum cleaner!) on his way to help his friends. We feel for Luigi—he’s not the bravest of plumbers, even though he’ll do whatever it takes to save Mario and the gang. So we’re giving him a little reading list…or one to help him between now and the inevitable fourth installment in the Luigi’s Mansion series. We've got your back, Luigi!

  • Do you ever need a break from reading? We know, reading is life. But every once in a while, we need a different form of entertainment. That’s why we came up with a list of video games that you can play that have great stories and fill more like books/movies than a console.

  • There is an age-old argument amongst readers: book or movie? Which version was better? So we started to wonder, what if the age-old argument was book or video game? In order to tackle the question, we made a list of books that would make epic video games.

  • We’ve already talked at length about literary video games you should play, but what about literary games you shouldn’t play? What about video games based on books that, by their very nature, would be no fun at all? Here’s some of those imagined video games, which we should all be very glad don’t exist.

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